The “Center for Middle East and Africa Studies” (CMEAS), formed in 2014, is the first Chinese-Israeli established ME Research Center. Focusing on international relations and strategic analysis, CMEAS is based at the School of International Studies (SIS) at Renmin University and is the result of a cooperation between the university and SIGNAL. CMEAS combines the resources of Israel and China to create a world-class research center where leading Chinese and Israeli scholars and experts have the opportunity to collaborate with their counterparts from around the world on issues of mutual concern. As a university expected by the leadership to submit policy recommendations, Renmin University’s research centers have the potential to produce policy proposals for the decision makers in China and perhaps Israel, with the help of its Israeli Board of Advisors.
- From 8th-9th May, a conference on “The Current Situation in the Middle East and the Belt and Road Initiative” was held at Northwest University in Xi’an.
- On Jan 21, SIGNAL, in coordination with the Chinese Embassy in Israel and the Moshe Dayan Center
- The academic article, The Geography of Sino-Israeli Relations, was recently translated through a cooperation between SIGNAL and the language department of the China University of Petroleum.